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Changes To FCA Increase Contractor Liability

Law360 (May 21, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- With billions of dollars in federal stimulus money flowing through the U.S. economy, recent changes to a Civil War-era law designed to combat government contract fraud has raised the stakes for a wide range of government contractors and given potential whistleblowers greater powers to pursue claims, experts say.

On May 20, President Barack Obama signed into law the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act, which made the most sweeping revisions to the False Claims Act since 1986. It expanded the reach of the statute by making it...
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